Ibiza’s Top 10 Best Boutique Hotels
Heading to the white isle this summer? Whether you’re looking for a crash pad by the sea or a secluded party palace to retreat to after a night on the town, we’ve found the best boutique hotels in Ibiza.
Tamara Hinson is a Surrey-based freelance travel journalist who writes for newspapers such as the Telegraph and Guardian, along with in-flight publications and travel websites. She’s especially interested in getting off the beaten track and some of the more unusual destinations she’s visited include North Korea and Benin.
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Ibizazen, Santa Eulalia
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There are just 13 rooms at this upmarket boutique hotel, which opened in 2013. Owners Jerry and Sophie have created a luxurious retreat which is both bohemian and modern – with quirky décor and an honesty bar. The rooms are incredibly well kitted out, with Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations. The property, once a farmhouse, feels wonderfully rural, although Ibiza town is just a ten-minute drive away.
From £153 per room per night
The Giri Residence, San Juan Village
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The pretty northern village of San Juan is the setting for the Giri Residence, which has five suites. Book one and staff will go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. You can dine wherever you want – by the beautiful pool or in the homely living room area – and Carlos, the chef, will happily prepare any dish you desire, picking up favourite ingredients at the local market. There’s also a gorgeous spa with double stone bathtubs, plunge pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel is secluded and intimate, although some of Ibiza’s best beaches are still within walking distance. Ibiza town is just a 25-minute drive away.
From £234 per room per night
Mirador de Dalt Vila, Plaça d’Espanya
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One of Ibiza’s larger boutique hotels, the Mirador de Dalt Vila is a converted nineteenth century family home, and it feels a million miles away from the chain hotels which dot the island’s busiest beaches. It can be found in Ibiza town’s oldest part, and the views of the historic port are breathtaking. No expense has been spared on the 12 rooms, which contain seven types of marble. The Grand Suite is the most spectacular – the furnishings were personally chosen by the Fajarnés family, who owns the hotel.
From £246 per room per night.
Pure House Ibiza, Ibiza Town
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No matter how many flaming sambucas you’ve had, crashing out on a lumpy bed or being woken by a malfunctioning air conditioning unit will soon take the shine off your week in the sun. But this adults-only hotel, just two miles from Ibiza Town, is ideal if you’re planning on making the most of the nightlife whilst also exploring the area in your downtime. Highlights of Pure House Ibiza, which has just four rooms, include the enormous pool – surrounded by Balinese day beds and hammocks – and the rambling garden, which is filled with fragrant mango and orange trees.
From £149 per room per night
Aguas de Ibiza, Santa Eulalia del Rio
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Described as a lifestyle hotel, this luxurious crashpad is popular with Ibiza’s beautiful people, who come for the stunning rooftop pool, intimate DJ sets and legendary breakfast buffets (champagne and oysters come as standard). The rooms have been all designed according to Feng Shui, with huge windows and generous balconies, but if you’ve got cash to splash, opt for a Cloud Nine suite – you’ll get outdoor bathtubs, enormous living areas and a private check-in.
From £260 per room night
Hacienda Na Xamena, Na Xamena
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Popular with couples, Hacienda Na Xamena is perfect if you’re seeking privacy – it’s built into the side of a cliff and surrounded by pine trees. It was the first five-star hotel on the island (it opened 40 years ago), but the owners haven’t allowed standards to slip. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, with cascading pools, and private gardens for guests staying in Eden category rooms. It’s also popular with foodies, thanks largely to the vegetable garden and the chefs’ determination to use only local produce.
From £312 per room per night
Ca Na Xica, Sant Miquel de Balansa
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If exploring the real Ibiza is a bigger priority than dancing ‘til dawn, soak up the island vibe at this rural hotel. It’s surrounded by ancient olive and Mediterranean pine trees and the quaint village of Sant Miquel de Balansa is just a short walk away. The 20 rooms all have their own balconies, but upgrade to a premier suite and you’ll get an extra-large patio and complimentary access to the spa, which has a sauna, hammam and outdoor Jacuzzi.
From £166 per room per night
Atzaro, Santa Eularia des Riu
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Family-run and filled with the scent of orange blossom, lavender and rosemary, Atzaro is designed with relaxation in mind. Every room has its own private patio, and the pool, set in landscaped gardens and with a spacious sun terrace, is the perfect chill-out spot. The fantastically friendly staff will happily arrange boat charters or other excursions, and the nearby beaches are popular water sports destinations.
From £104 per room per night
Agroturismo Sa Talaia, San Antonio
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Book a stay at this boutique hotel and you’ll get the best of both worlds. It’s only a few miles from San Antonio but feels wonderfully remote. It’s popular with clubbers keen to avoid the island’s busiest areas, but who also love the various perks, such as free entry to events at the nearby Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel. The iPod docking stations and soundproofed suites are ideal if you’re planning on getting the party started closer to home.
From £175 per room per night
Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza Town
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Stay at this art deco-style hotel and you’ll have Ibiza’s best bits on your doorstep – legendary nightclubs Pacha and Space are both close by, as are the restaurants on Playa d’en Bossa beach. The spa is a great place for a post-party massage and you can sign up for Bikram yoga sessions, too. If you’re a fan of a sea view, opt for one of the superior rooms, which are all at the front of the hotel.
From £116 per room per night